A high-speed chase, beginning at 11:07 a.m. Sept. 5 in Jefferson County, ended peacefully in Brookfield, Wisconsin State Patrol officials said.
According to a statement issued by the state patrol:
A 40-year-old woman driving a blue van with two other people in it was stopped by a motorcycle officer on Interstate 94 East, near the 277 mile post in Jefferson County. She fled, but a state patrol squad caught up to the van a mile down the road. Instead of stopping, she sped up, reaching speeds of 110 mph.
She took a slight detour around Highway 83 before driving back onto I-94.
Officers attempted to spike her tires twice — once west of Barker Road and once east of Barker Road. The second set of spikes was successful and all four of the van's tires were blown out.
The woman was arrested, and she told officers that she fled because she knew there were warrants out for her arrest.
The driver was taken into custody for fleeing and eluding law enforcement, and recklessly endangering safety. She had one felony warrant and eight municipal warrants.
Some motorists on I-94 eastbound were forced off the road, and the van drove in the curb lane at times. No injuries have been reported.
The Wisconsin State Patrol was assisted by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, Town of Summit Police Department and City of Brookfield Police Department.
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